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Locus Amoenus at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
15 Aug - 27 Aug|
The award-winning company ATRESBANDES is back to Summerhall for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performing on this occasion Locus Amoenus. The play takes its title from a Latin term meaning ‘pleasant place’. Three strangers catch a train early one morning. What they don’t know is that one hour later, the train will be derailed and all three will be killed. During the journey we see their attempts to understand and make themselves understood on their way to their own ‘locus amoenus’.
“Unsettling pin-drop stuff – an almost voyeuristic 60 minutes of mounting dramatic tension that, in an remarkably non-funereal way, raises insightful questions about the illusion of immortality and getting the most out of life.” ★★★★ The Stage
Suitable for ages 12 and above